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The sixth full-length studio album by legendary American Pop singer.
On this album, Madonna collaborated with Dallas Austin, Babyface, Dave "Jam" Hall, and Nellee Hooper, deciding to move into a more R&B direction. Madonna used this direction in a bid to soften her image following the critical and commercial backlash she faced after releasing several sexually explicit projects in the previous two years, notably the "Erotica" album and the "Sex" book. The huge success of the soundtrack single "I'll Remember" earlier that year marked the beginning of this transformation, and Madonna used "Bedtime Stories" to continue it.
A Pop, R&B and Hip Hop album, "Bedtime Stories" explores lyrical themes of love, sorrow and romance, but with a toned-down, less sexual approach. Critics described the album as "autobiographical", as the song "Human Nature" addresses the controversy surrounding her previous projects. Madonna also worked with Icelandic singer Björk on the track "Bedtime Story", as she wanted to explore the British club musical scene, where genres such as Dub had been growing in popularity.
The album yielded two US Billboard Hot 100 top-three Singles, "Secret" and "Take a Bow"; the latter stayed at number one for seven weeks on the chart. Its other singles, "Bedtime Story" and "Human Nature", were both top-ten hits on the UK Singles Chart. By the end of 1995, Madonna was named the Billboard Hot 100 Female Artist of the Year.
"Bedtime Stories" was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 38th Grammy Awards. The album debuted and peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 and was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It also became her fifth number-one album in Australia and charted within the top-five in many other countries, including Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. "Bedtime Stories" has sold an estimated eight million copies worldwide.
CD includes 12-page fold-out cover and comes with blue tray.
Maverick Recording Company/Sire Records Company, A Time Warner Company, 1994/2001 (9362-45767-2). Made in Germany. First re-press.
1. Survival 3:31
2. Secret 5:05
3. I'd Rather Be Your Lover 4:40
4. Don't Stop 4:38
5. Inside Me 4:12
6. Human Nature 4:54
7. Forbidden Love 4:09
8. Love Tried To Welcome Me 5:21
9. Sanctuary 5:03
10. Bedtime Story 4:53
11. Take A Bow 5:22
Total playing time: 51:50 min.